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Optical Properties of Bismuth-Based Topological Insulators

Authors: Di Pietro, Paola

  • Selected as best Materials Science PhD Thesis by the University of Rome - Sapienza
  • Reports the occurrence of two dimensional surface plasmons attributed to massless Dirac fermions at the insulator surface
  • Provides a comparison, obtained through FTIR spectroscopy, of the optical conductivity of Bi-based thin films and single crystals
  • Includes a comprehensive review of the fascinating properties of topological insulators with a particular emphasis on their optical behavior
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Topological Insulators (TIs) are insulators in the bulk, but have exotic metallic states at their surfaces. The topology, associated with the electronic wavefunctions of these systems, changes when passing from the bulk to the surface. This work studies, by means of infrared spectroscopy, the low energy optical conductivity of Bismuth based TIs in order to identify the extrinsic charge contribution of the bulk and to separate it from the intrinsic contribution of the surface state carriers. The extensive results presented in this thesis definitely shows the 2D character of the carriers in Bismuth-based topological insulators. The experimental apparatus and the FTIR technique, the theory of optical properties and Surface Plasmon Polaritons, as well as sample preparation of both crystals and thin films, and the analysis procedures are thoroughly described.

About the authors

Dr. Paola Di Pietro received both her three-year (2006) and her Master (2009, with highest marks) degrees in Physics from "Sapienza" University of Rome. She has five journal publications to her name, one of which in Nature Nanotechnology, with another article soon to come. She is currently affiliated to INSTM UdR Trieste-ST Area Science Park, Trieste, Italy. Her PhD thesis was nominated as the best in Materials Science.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Topological Insulators and State of the Art

    Di Pietro, Paola

    Pages 1-46

  • Experimental Technique, Sample Fabrication and Models for Data Analysis

    Di Pietro, Paola

    Pages 47-89

  • Results and Analysis

    Di Pietro, Paola

    Pages 91-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Properties of Bismuth-Based Topological Insulators
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01991-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01991-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01990-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35044-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 119
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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